'...cultured uncomplicated and highly lyrical...a nicely judged performance, well conceived in shape and balance, and showing a clear symbiotic relationship between soloist and orchestra.' - Bachtrack / London Mozart Players - Schumann Concerto / live recording September 2020


In 2015 at the age of 19, Maciej won 1st Prize and a special award at the Lutoslawski International Cello Competition. He was a Laureate in the Finals of the 2017 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, and a prize-winner at the 2019 YCAT International Auditions in London.

This season Maciej returns to Wigmore Hall as soloist, and as part of the Thomas Larcher Focus Day. He takes part in the Cello Biennale in Amsterdam, the Emanacje Music Festival in Lusławice, performs the Schumann Concerto with the London Mozart Players, and records for Delphian.

Other solo appearances include the Sinfonietta Cracovia at the Penderecki Festival, the Polish Philharmonic Orchestra ‘Sinfonia Baltica’, Siberian State Symphony and the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestras. 

Recitals and chamber music have taken Maciej across Europe and further afield, highlights including the Piatigorsky Cello Festival in Los Angeles, Beijing Super Cello Festival, the Penderecki, Lutoslawski, Ludwigsburger Schloss, Sopot Classic, Moritzburg, Kronberg, Krzyzowa Music, Hohenstaufen and Munich Rising Stars Festivals.

He has collaborated with Krzysztof Penderecki, Emanuel Ax, Christoph Eschenbach, Viviane Hagner, Stephen Waarts, Charles Neidich, Arnold Steinhardt, Jan Vogler, Lawrence Power and Kian Soltani, and worked with conductors Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Frank Braley, Marek Moś and Stéphane Denève in a wide range of repertoire.

Solo highlights include the National Philharmony Warsaw, Baltic Philharmony, Sinfonia Cracovia, Sinfonia Juventus, the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Brussels Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Symphony, Calgary Symphony and Aukso: Chamber Orchestra of Tychy, among many others.

He has also premiered a new work especially written for him by Tadeusz Kassak with the Kassak Brass Ensemble and undertaken a residency at the Ozawa International Academy in Switzerland. As a member of the Wilkormirski Trio, he has given concerts throughout Poland and recorded music by Arensky for the DUX label.  

Born in Gdansk, Maciej studies with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Kronberg Academy. In 2016 he received a scholarship and special prize from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben at the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb, and in 2015 won 2nd Prize at the TONALI Competition in Hamburg (2015).

Maciej previously studied with Marcin Zdunik at the Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, Mannheim University and the Franz Liszt University of Music in Weimar. He has taken part in masterclasses with Sir Andras Schiff, Gidon Kremer, Steven Isslerlis, Frans Helmerson, Mischa Maisky, Truls Mørk, Gary Hoffman, Phillippe Muller, Jens Peter Maintz, Andrzej Bauer and Ivan Monighetti.

Maciej plays a Thorsten Theis cello from 2014.

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